VDOT responds to winter weather

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VDOT’s crews are working to keep roadways clear through the snowstorm.

Snowfall and strong winds will affect visibility.

Below freezing temperatures will create icey patches that may last throughout the weekend.

Wind and ice accumulation may result in branches or trees falling into roadways.

Crews will be ready in impacted areas to start plowing if needed and spreading sand and salt to increase traction.

If possible, avoid traveling until precipitation stops but if you must travel, check 511Virginia.org for the latest road conditions before you leave.

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VDOT prepares for winter weather

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VDOT began treating roads on Friday for the snowfall expected to begin tonight and into Sunday morning.

VDOT’s crews as well as contractors are ready to plow and continue treatment as soon as the snow begins.

Interstates and primary roads will be treated first then secondary roads and subdivisions.

Residents should avoid traveling during the snowfall if possible.

Check 511Virginia.org or the 511 app for roadway updates.

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VDOT continues to treat our roads and can use our help

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) confirms that roads are being treated until they are safe and clear of snow and ice.

As of 4 a.m. main roads were already listed as in minor condition.

Minor condition means that patches of ice may still exist.

Secondary roads are the main concern currently and are listed as in moderate conditions.

Moderate means there is more snow and ice covering some portions of the road.

VDOT is asking that you not park on the side or secondary roads so a more thorough job can be preformed on those roads.

The high winds can also cause the snow to drift and cause slick spots across roads as well which is something to be aware of when traveling.

Up to the minute information so you will know before you go is found at 511virginia.org.

You may not have to go with all the latest closings and cancellations found here.

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VDOT continues to treat the roads and the situation on I-95

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shows that they continue to treat roads in the state.

VDOT along with state authorities are asking that you travel after the temperatures rise well above freezing if you can.

According to the va511.org website additional support has been called in to help motorist that have been stranded on Interstate 95 (I-95) near Fredericksburg since Monday morning.

The stoppage of traffic was caused by a 16 vehicle accident on I-95 early Monday morning.

Removing snow, trees and vehicles as well as assisting motorist is being done as quickly and safely as possible.

You can stay informed on the opening of I-95 along with the latest state road information at va511.org.

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